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“Good dinner, very cosy place.”

Locanda di Orta Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The amuses were VERY good, following courses were not all of them that convincing. Some superb others just above average. The special tiramisu for dessert was one of, if not the best dessert i've ever had.... chocolats with the coffee were also very good. The prosecco we had was an excellent choice of the sommelier.
Over all it was very good , for a reasonable price. Considering the Michelin star.

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Thank Erwin V
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We are always excited to eat at Michelin-starred restaurants. We made a reservation here for the next day at the bistro on the roof, which is also nice...usually we have to wait a while for a reservation far in the future.

The whole evening started off strangely, which in some ways overshadowed the entire meal. We arrived 10 min early, thinking we could perhaps have a glass of wine and enjoy the view before dinner. The receptionist was somewhere between brusque and rude. She said "You are very early, come back in a while." I didn't even have a chance to ask about the possibility of a glass of wine in the bar. So we left and went to Al Boeuc (right behind the restaurant) for a glass of wine. While we sat there, we debated just not going back and eating elsewhere. Ultimately, we decided to return.

The food was delicious. Excellent preparation, presentation, and flavour. They even made a simple (yet delicious) butter pasta dish for our son. Pictures of the meal are included in the review. For €45, the set 'Meat' menu was a very good deal, in my opinion.

The other negative was the service. They were very attentive and on-time for everything, but it was brusque and grumpy. I don't know if they were trying to be ultra-serious, but it came across as unfriendly. They made it feel like we should be grateful that we are allowed to eat in their restaurant. Whatever the case or reason, they need to lighten up.

Come for the food...just don't expect a warm reception.

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Reviewed July 29, 2017

As you walk onto the terrace, the beauty of Orta is breathtaking. As you taste the food, everything slots into place. The simple looking menu belies amazing flavours and a great experience. The service is politely informal. I cannot recommend Locanda enough. We had dinner for 3 with wine for €160, which for this level of food is amazing value.

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Thank HomerTheFat
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

We are at the Michelin rated restaurant and it was fabulous.
The food and various combinations were surprising, interesting and wonderfully presented. A gastronomic delight.
There is only seating for a small number so book well ahead.
One of our number was vegetarian and her food was less than inspiring.
If you are after a romantic table for 2 ask for the tiny balcony spot.

Thank TonyAyk
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Dined here on Saturday night. Room was full and stuffy. Flow of pre meal small dishes were interesting and tasty. Found food on heavy side with an emphasis on creativity rather than tradition. Service was a bit stiff. If you like modern cuisine, try it. If not, stay away.

Thank amm1055
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